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Red-headed Barbet

Eubucco bourcierii


A relatively small bird about the size of a Tanager,(about 15 cm a 35 gr) Barbets feeds primarily on fruits and occasionally insect or spiders; they are mostly found in high elevations (cloud forest) they are shy in the presence of humans and sometimes seen in mixed flocks. Male are more colorful, showing a green body red head and white on the neck, both male and female have red eyes, green legs and yellow beak; females has orange on the neck and crown, and a very characteristic light blue cheeks.


rainforest , cloud forest from Costa Rica to Venezuela


my first time photographing this bird,

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MichaelS 10 months ago

Stunning photos, Jonathan!

Tukup 10 months ago

Congratulations on the nomination Jonathan. Beautiful bird.

AshleyT 10 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Thanks for all the great comments

We love your spotting! Thank you for sharing!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

You see the most amazing animals Jonathan and your spottings are exceptional ❤️

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Fabulous little bird. Nice shot sir.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Beautiful spotting, Jonathan. Lovely bird.

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

amazing spotting(:

FernandoMSoares a year ago

Nice picture!!

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Sarapiquí, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 8, 2020
Submitted on Feb 9, 2020

Spotted for Mission

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